felonry
noun Date: 1837 felons; especially the convict population of a penal colony

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  • Felonry — Fel on*ry, n. A body of felons; specifically, the convict population of a penal colony. Howitt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • felonry — [fel′ən rē] n. felons collectively …   English World dictionary

  • felonry — /fel euhn ree/, n. 1. the whole body or class of felons. 2. the convict population of a penal colony. [1830 40; FELON + RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • felonry — noun a) felons as a group b) the convict population of a penal colony …   Wiktionary

  • felonry — n. criminal population of a jail or prison; group of criminals …   English contemporary dictionary

  • felonry — fel·on·ry …   English syllables

  • felonry — fel•on•ry [[t]ˈfɛl ən ri[/t]] n. pl. ries the whole body or class of felons …   From formal English to slang

  • felonry — /ˈfɛlənri/ (say feluhnree) noun 1. the whole body or class of felons. 2. the convict population of a penal colony …   Australian English dictionary

  • felonry — ˈfelənrē noun ( es) : felons; specifically : the convict population of a penal colony …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thomas Hobbes Scott — (1782 – 1860) was an Australian clergyman. He was the son of the Rev. James Scott and was born either in 1782 or 1783. His death notice in The Times for 5 January 1860 stated that he was in his seventy eighth year and the Gentleman s Magazine for …   Wikipedia

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